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Google Desktop has security problems, says Google

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Tue Feb 21 2006, 07:20
GOOGLE has admitted that its latest Google Desktop Beta has a few security risks for enterprises.

Google Desktop 3, allows users to search across multiple computers for files by automatically stores copies of files, for up to a month, on Google servers.

Bean counters Gartner pointed out last week that the transport of shared information outside the enterprise was an unacceptable security risk. Google told News.com that Desktop represented "as much of a security risk as e-mail does", but acknowleged that there were a lot of security concerns about the Search Across Computers feature for enterprises.

A spokesGoogle said that it was unable to comment on the risks posed when individuals share sensitive information. However it suggests Enterprises switch this feature off.

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